Fixed my flag

Severing ties with my claustrophobic box,

Without a flicker of sympathy,

With neither regret nor remorse,

My higher reason helpedme

Discover ultimate love,

The love I was looking for

With tears in my pleading eyes.


I had known the twisting and turning

Adventures of love,

With all the highs and the lows,

The strands of thoughts, sublime,

The dreams and reverie,

The lucid feelings and touches,

Transmitting glimpses of love

And the beautiful words playing charade,

Making love so mechanical,

So vacant and so transient,

Like an ocean without a shore.


There was a strong emotion in me,

So desperate was I to release it.

It seemed like a mystery,

So hard to demystify.

Like a fire of desire,

Soft and palpable,

It slept in the grey ashes

Of my tiny heart.


And when I met you,

It was like a celestial blessing,

Difficult to fathom and hard to speak out.

Similar to a strange metaphysical super reality,

It looked like a juxtaposition

Of the reality and the surreal.


Sitting in the cool pond in the stone quarry,

I looked at the Nerium Oleander’s

Six-fold symmetry

Similar to a star of David.

I said to myself,

‘To a star, my course is fixed.’


I crossed the oceans

And while the comforting touch

Of your kisses softened my feelings,

I fixed my love’s flag

In your heart

Which I had conquered

With nothing

But love


Pramila Khadun


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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

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